Holy Week & Easter at home
This year our journey through Holy Week to the Cross on Good Friday, and on to the empty tomb of Resurrection Sunday, can't help but be different, as we remain in our homes due to Covid-19. On this page you'll find a variety of resources to help you walk closely with Jesus this Holy Week. May we enter deeply into Christ's suffering and death, and his rising again, even as we sit with and pray for those suffering in our world because of this pandemic. May we hold onto the hope we are given that nothing in this world, neither death nor life, can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You might like to make a palm cross, or add some greenery to your windows or mailbox, or to chalk Hosanna on your pathway.
You might enjoy listening to this playlist, while you read the passion story from Matthew 26:14-27:end, or while you walk in your neighbourhood.
Sunday evening at 7.30pm we will offer a guided time of quiet prayer on zoom - contact the vicar for the link
From Tawa Anglican: Daily Audio Prayers for Holy Week
From the vicar: A thought for Monday of Holy Week
For the thinkers: Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Articles for Reflection.Theological reflections from Christian Century Magazine
For Kids & Families: Celebrating Holy Week in our BubblesA kiwi resource for families with young children, with a story/video, questions and a bubble blessing from the team at Strandz
For those musically minded: Holy Week Reflections centred on the hymn "Were you there when they crucified my Lord?"From Jesuits in Wrexham, Wales
For Art Lovers: Watching Holy Week Unfold with paintingsJames J. Tissot's artof the Life and Passion of Christ, Good Friday, and the Resurrection
On Easter Sunday we join the Livestreamed diocesan service 10am and afterwards gather together for morning tea on zoom.Contact the vicar if you would like to join us on zoom for morning tea.